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UP: The men and women, and yes, even the dog, of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office have more talent and rhythm than we realized. The office recently added their video to the Lip Sync Challenge (#lipsynchallenge) that began earlier this summer among law enforcement agencies. According to, the challenge began when Deputy Alexander Mena of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas posted a video to Facebook of himself lip-syncing to “Fuiste Mala” by the Kumbia Kings. Since then, many police agencies around the country have answered the challenge with their own entries. Hancock County’s video, set to Will Smith’s classic “Men in Black,” was posted Saturday and can be found on YouTube (and on the Courier’s website). It was produced by KC Allen Film and Video and features numerous uniformed sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, and McGruff the crime dog lip-syncing and dancing. There are also cameos of Sonny, the office’s K-9, and of course, Sheriff Mike Heldman. No one should quit their day (or night) jobs for a music career just yet, but the video shows sheriff’s employees taking a little well-deserved break from fighting crime. The video hasn’t cracked the Top 15 on the Lip Sync Challenge list on, but as of Tuesday it was approaching 38,000 views. Not bad for three days. Well done, officers!


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